Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen
|Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Running time||139 minutes|
|Gross revenue||3,000 million yen|
|Preceded by||Rurouni Kenshin|
|Followed by||Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends|
Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno るろうに剣心 京都大火編
Sequel to the Rurouni Kenshin live movie. Movie 2 of 3.
Following this movie is the Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen.
- 1878 (Meiji Year 11) at Hyougo - Settsu Mine Saitou Hajime fails to apprehend Shishio.
- May 7, Kenshin and Sagara are taken to meet Interior Minister Okubo Toshimichi. They are told that Shishio is a threat that only Kenshin can stop. Okubo gives Kenshin a week to decide on whether he will do it or not.
- May 14, Minister Okubo is assassinated. Bodies of policemen are sent to the Interior Ministry as a taunt from Shishio.
- Kenshin decides to go to Kyoto to stop Shishio.
Kenshin and his Friends
- Himura Kenshin - Satoh Takeru → 緋村剣心 - 佐藤 健
- Kamiya Kaoru - Takei Emi → 神谷 薫 - 武井 咲
- Sagara Sanosuke - Aoki Munetaka → 相楽左之助 - 青木崇高
- Takani Megumi - Aoi Yuu → 高荷 恵 - 蒼井 優
- Myoujin Yahiko - Ohyagi Kaito → 明神弥彦 - 大八木凱斗
- Saitou Hajime - Eguchi Yousuke → 斎藤一 - 江口洋介
- Okubo Toshimichi - Miyazawa Kazufumi → 大久保利通 - 宮沢和史
- Itou Hirobumi - Ozawa Yukiyoshi → 伊藤博文 - 小澤幸喜
- Kawaji Toshiyoshi - Koichi Mantaro → 川路利良 - 小市慢太郎
- Takano - Mashima Hidekazu → 高野 - 眞島秀和
Shishio and his Followers
- Makoto Shishio - Fujiwara Tatsuya → 志々雄真実 - 藤原竜也
- Komagata Yumi - Takahashi Maryjun → 駒形由美 - 高橋メアリージュン
- Shinomori Aoshi - Iseya Yuusuke → 四乃森蒼紫 - 伊勢谷友介
- Shishio lackey - Abe Ryohei
The Ten Swords
- Seta Soujirou - Kamiki Ryuunosuke → 瀬田宗次郎 - 神木隆之介
- Sawagejou Chou - Miura Ryosuke → 沢下条張 - 三浦涼介
- Sadojima Houji - Takitou Kenichi → 佐渡島方治 - 滝藤賢一
- Yuukyuuzan Anji - Maruyama Tomomi → 悠久山安慈 - 丸山智己
- Uonuma Usui - Murata Mitsu → 魚沼宇水 - 村田 充
- Honjou Kamatari - Yashiki Hiroko → 本条鎌足 - 屋敷紘子
- Kariwa Henya - 原 勇弥 → 刈羽蝙也 - 原 勇弥
- Iwanbou - 山田崇夫 → 夷腕坊 - 山田崇夫
- Saizuchi - Shimazu Kentaro → 才槌 - 島津健太郎
- Fuji - 山口航太 → 不二 - 山口航太
Kyoto's Oniwaban Spies
- Makimachi Misao - Tsuchiya Tao → 巻町操 - 土屋太鳳
- Okina （Kashiwazaki Nenji） - Tanaka Min → 翁（柏崎念至） - 田中 泯
- Kurojou - 小久保丈二 → 黒尉 - 小久保丈二
- Shirojou - Satou Shigeru → 白尉 - 佐藤 滋
- Masukami - Eda Yuka → 増髪 - 江田結香
- Oumime - Beppu Ayumi → 近江女 - 別府あゆみ
The Arai Family
- Arai Shakkuu - 中村達也 → 新井赤空 - 中村達也
- Arai Seikuu - Watanabe Dai → 新井青空 - 渡辺 大
- Arai Azusa - Nishihara Aki → 新井梓 - 西原亜希
- Arai Iori - 蓮沼誠希 → 新井伊織 - 蓮沼誠希
- Arai Iori - 細川愉楽多 → 新井伊織 - 細川愉楽多
- Mishima Eiji - 田端 瑛 → 三島栄次 - 田端 瑛
- Mishima Eiichirou - Fuchikami Yasushi → 三島栄一郎 - 淵上泰史
- Mysterious Man - Fukuyama Masaharu → 謎の男 - 福山雅治
- 刈羽蝙也 - Hara Yuuya
- Government official - Kurahara Ken
- Takahashi Maryjun is the older sister of Takahashi Yu who played Yuri in Kiva.
- In the play where there is a parody of Kenshin. The parody version looks like a kabuki actor with a big frizzy red wig, white face paint, and a scar that's shaped like the kanji for 9/kyuu/九. Consequently, they also parody Kenshin's nickname, Hitokiri Battousai 人きり抜刀斎. Instead, they call him Hitokiri Bakyuusai, 人きり抜九斎. The joke is that the "tou" in Battousai could be represented by the character 十, meaning 10, whereas Bakyuusai's kyu comes from the kanji for 9.
- Misao 操 means "chastity".
- Chou is a sword lover. He visits the Seikuu, the son of the late swordsmith Arai Shakkuu. Chou wants the rumored final sword that Shakkuu made. To do this, Chou kidnaps Iori, Seikuu's son. When Kenshin confronts Chou, Chou implies that part of the reason he has the baby is for a tameshigiri (試し切り) the practice of testing out a new sword on a person.
- Shakkuu's last sword was kept in a box marked Offering (奉納). It was hidden in the shrine near the Arai's home.
- Kenshin's new sword is the Sakabatou Shin'uchi (逆刃刀・真打) which means "reverse blade true performer". Kenshin's old blade was the Sakabatou Kageuchi (逆刃刀・影打) which means "reverse blade shadow performer".
- The inscription on the Sakabatou Shin'uchi reads: "For countless years, I have forged blades that cut myself. Though my son may hate me, this is for my grandson's era." He is talking in a generational sense. He forged many swords that killed his generation, which upset his son's generation but everything was done for the sake of the future generations.
- Shishio's sword is named Nagasone Kotetsu. It is named after the famous Edo swordmaker Nagasone Kotetsu. There are many swords in fiction named Kotetsu because of him.
- Misao's grandfather was a part of the secret Oniwaban in Kyoto. The Oniwaban (also known as "spies" or "the garden keepers") were undercover agents for the shogun. Some even call them ninjas.
- When Chou tells the police that Shishio plans to burn down Kyoto, Kenshin remarks that it's similar to the Ikedaya Incident. A real life incident, where some ronin were planning on setting fire to Kyoto in 1864. They were stopped by the Shinsengumi, whose duties at the time were to police Kyoto.
- Kurojou, Shirojou, Masukami, and Oumime are apparently all names of Noh masks.
- Yumi is played by Takahashi Maryjun, older sister to actress Takahashi Yu.
- Masukami is played by Eda Yuka, who played Mibu Sayaka in Fourze. Her name is a reference to the Mibu, the origin of the Shinsengumi who were also known as the ronin of Mibu.
- Satoh Takeru (Kenshin) was Ryoutarou in Den-O.
- Kamiki Ryuunosuke (Soujirou) was the Mysterious Boy (Power of Darkness) in Agito.
- Miura Ryosuke plays Sawagejou "Sword Hunter" Chou. He was also in various toku roles, including Ankh from OOO and Beet Sazer.
- Murata Mitsu plays Uonuma Mausui. He's had various toku roles, including Bishop from Kiva, Douji from Hibiki, and Naitou from Wizard.
- Beppu Ayumi played Oumime. She played MagiPink.
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